October 1st in Arts & Culture
Certainly, every writer’s dream is to have a room of one’s own unimpeded by the daunting tasks of everyday life. But these are rough times, and who can afford to put themselves in an aesthetically pleasing solitude for a more than an hour? Well, now, maybe you. The Paris Review has announced today that they’ve partnered up with Standard, East Village to find a new Writer-in-Residence. The lucky recipient of their endowment must be a writer with a book under contract, and will receive a room at the hotel for three weeks of uninterrupted work. Check out the application and details.
Last week we listened to Sleigh Bell’s remix of Phoenix’s “Trying to Be Cool,” but when not tweaking and shaking other’s tracks, the Brooklyn duo have been gearing up to release their new album Bitter Rivals. “Even though our music is bombastic and tough and abrasive, this record is super positive,” singer Alexis Krauss tells Rolling Stone. Head over there now to stream the whole album in its entirety before it drops on October 8th via Mom + Pop.